New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick says the team is “excited” to play the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, March 10.
The Patriots will play the Denver Broncos at home on Sunday.
Belichick says he is “pretty pumped” to take the field against the Chiefs.
Belichick was in attendance for Sunday’s Patriots’ 41-24 victory over the Miami Dolphins.
Patriots fans have been demanding a return to the Gillette site, which opened in 1997, as the venue for their football games.
In an interview with ESPN, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said the team has made “significant progress” in recent years in building a new stadium for the team, which will be named for the late coach Bill Walsh.
“It’s been a really, really exciting time, and we’re excited to play Kansas City on Sunday,” Brady said.
“We’re excited about the team we have, the way they’re built, and how they’ll go about it and how we’ll be able to compete.”
Patriots owner Robert Kraft was not at Gillete Stadium in Kansas City, but he tweeted after the game, “Athletic achievement is a team game.
The last time we played there, it was a great win.
Now we have to do it again.
That’s the biggest thing.”
Patriots head coach Bill O’Brien was on hand for the game in Kansas to watch a pregame ceremony and get autographs from fans.
The game will be the first of three on the schedule for the Patriots.
The Broncos and Patriots will meet again on Nov. 15 in Denver, where the Patriots are 3-2, including an overtime win.